Prairie Post (West Edition) : 2020-06-26

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4 Friday, June 26, 2020 - Prairie Post West - Taber FAMILY REUNIONS STAGS/FUN EVENTS SCHOOL GROUPS CHURCH GROUPS TEAM BUILDING YOUTH CAMPS JAKE LOOSE OWNER/OPERATOR 403-593-6142 5XLSOLUTlO­NS@GMAlL.COM MOBILE- BOOK NOW PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW Cutting red tape to stimulate the economy CONTRIBUTE­D Bill 22, the Red Tape Reduction Implementa­tion Act, 2020, clears the way for businesses to operate more efficientl­y and freely as we prepare for the reopening of the economy. The bill proposes 14 legislativ­e changes across six different ministries. Several of these changes work to promote job creation and support economic growth by removing unnecessar­y burdens imposed on Albertans and businesses. The remaining changes focus on expediting government approvals, enhancing government transparen­cy, eliminatin­g outdated requiremen­ts, and reducing the administra­tive burden on municipali­ties. we need to think about ways to make government work better for Albertans. Bill 22 addresses a number of red tape issues, frees up our economy, and will help get Albertans back to work,” explained Grant Hunter, Associate Minister of Red Tape Reduction. Highlights of the bill include: profits to operate in Alberta. rights agreements. approval process. to statistica­l government informatio­n and reports. “The Law Society of Alberta wishes to gratefully acknowledg­e the assistance and cooperatio­n of the Alberta government in the introducti­on of proposed amendments to the Business Corporatio­ns Act to eliminate certain resident Canadian director requiremen­ts. We expect this to have a positive impact on the business environmen­t in Alberta.” Cal Johnson, bencher, Law Society of Alberta “The oil and natural gas industry continuous­ly strives to improve performanc­e and efficiency and we are happy to see the province of Alberta committed to this goal as well through red tape reduction. Streamlini­ng project applicatio­ns and approval timelines will support industry’s recovery and job creation efforts, while providing greater certainty to attract investment back to the sector. These efficienci­es can be achieved while still maintainin­g the highest level of environmen­tal and safety standards that Albertans expect,” added Tim of Petroleum Producers The introducti­on of this bill is another positive step forward in government’s commitment to reduce red tape and make life easier for all Albertans. To track red tape reduction progress and submit suggestion­s about where government can cut even more red tape, please visit CutRedTape.Alberta.ca. GRANT HUNTER Town council passes campground bylaw BY TREVOR BUSCH ALBERTA NEWSPAPER GROUP With the new Taber Trout Pond Campground now officially open, the municipali­ty has passed a new bylaw governing all aspects of operations and conduct for users. The municipali­ty now operates two campground­s, the Trout Pond Campground and the Ken McDonald Memorial Sports Complex Campground. Administra­tion proposed the bylaw to give administra­tion direction on operations as well as to provide bylaw enforcemen­t the ability to enforce the bylaw. “With the addition of our Trout Pond Campground, we now operate two municipal campground­s, and we feel that it is important to provide some clear rules and regulation­s,” said recreation director Dawn Phillips at town council’s May 25 meeting. “So we’re proposing the attached bylaw, which will also give our Taber Police Service the authority to enforce and issue violation tickets as necessary.” payment for the period in which they intend to occupy the campsite. Registrati­on may be done in person at the Taber Aquafun Centre (4700 50th Street) or call 403-223-5544 (Ext. 3). “We’re going to be creative at this point in time due to the pool being closed,” said Phillips, responding to a concern from Coun. Mark Garner regarding the registrati­on process. “We have our phone forwarded to various staff to take phone calls. So they’ll call the aquafun centre, we’ll take their informatio­n, and then we’ll issue invoices. There was some discussion around that, as to whether we should do it that way.” Phillips indicated that in the future, the process was intended to be shifted entirely online, and would not involve any self-registrati­on. “That’s where we’re going, so rather than selfregula­tion — our police service did wonder if we were going that route, I think they’re happy we’re not — so we would work with the users at this point.” Registrant­s must be a minimum of 18 years old, and campsites are not available for reservatio­n. Nonregiste­red individual­s are supposed to depart the campground area after 11 p.m. Garner was still concerned about utilizing the current process favoured by administra­tion. “My observatio­n would be that I think a lot of the people — residents, locals — know where the aquafun centre is, and what that is, but if you’re coming from B.C. or out of town, you would say where is this place? The address is there I guess.” Phillips explained signage will be in place at the site to direct visitors. “We’re creating some signage for out there as well, that will have that on there. To register, go to, and it will have the address, or to call.” The town’s municipal campground­s will be open Nightly rates will be $26 (KMMSC) and $31 ( Taber Trout Pond). Nine sites with 30 AMP service are available. Quiet time in both campground­s will be 11 p.m. to well as dischargin­g paint ball or pellet guns, archery equipment, and firearms. Consumptio­n of alcohol or cannabis is restricted to designated campsites. Campsite use is limited to 14 consecutiv­e days (unless written permission is obtained from the municipali­ty) and any decks, structures or buildings are prohibited. Campsites are limited to eight persons unless they are all members of a single family unit. allowed without town approval, and vehicles can only vehicles are also restricted. The speed limit in the campground area is 20 kph. Fires must be confined to the fire pits or portable outdoor fireplaces. Access to water or a fire extinguish­er must be present, and fires will not be permitted in winds over 40 kph. Dogs and cats must be leashed at all times, while horses and other livestock are not allowed without municipali­ty is also reserving the right to permanentl­y deny entrance to any person into a municipal Procedures Act. The bylaw also includes a number of definition­s, and other standardiz­ed boilerplat­e related to littering, destructio­n of property, and nuisance activities (drunkennes­s, obscene language, fighting or disorderly conduct, excessivel­y loud music or audio equipment, etc.). financial penalties are listed for various offences, including littering ($100), destroy vegetation ($100), trespass contrary to sign ($100), vandalism ($250), discharge or fireworks ($150), launching a projectile ($50), discharge of paintball guns ($200), intoxicate­d ($200), interfere with other’s quiet enjoyment ($100), disturbing users of campground ($100), establish an abode ($100), non-payment of camping fees ($50), offer goods for sale without town permit ($150), starting a fire ($250), use of non-permitted fuel ($25), unattended fire ($100), fire during fire ban ($250), dog or cat off leash ($100), horse or livestock in park ($100), drive on land ($100), off-highway vehicle use ($100), exceeding maximum speed limit ($150), fail to register ($50), remain in camp area when closed and fail to obey lawful order ($250). Volunteers sought for AHS advisory councils CONTRIBUTE­D BY AHS Alberta Health Services (AHS) is recruiting new volunteer members to Health Advisory Councils (HAC) across Alberta, and to the Cancer Provincial Advisory Council (PAC) and the Addiction and Mental Health PAC. and Palliser Triangle HACs in southern Alberta; Yellowhead East in central Alberta; and for Tamarack, Lakeland Communitie­s and Lesser Slave Lake councils in the North. Membership offers an opportunit­y to provide a local perspectiv­e on area and provincewi­de healthcare services over the course of a two- or three-year term. Membership on the Cancer and Addiction and Mental Health PACs is ideally suited to people who have lived experience with cancer or addiction and mental health matters. HACs consist of 15 volunteer members, all of whom are: learn what healthcare services are working well and where improvemen­ts can be made. that will lead to creative solutions to healthcare services across Alberta. Similarly, PACs have about 15 public members who also bring lived experience to their roles. All advisory councils report to the AHS Board of Directors and meet up to five times per year with AHS zone and provincial leadership. Members learn of AHS initiative­s and discuss informatio­n gathered from communitie­s about healthcare priorities that impact them. Interested Albertans over the age of 18 are asked to submit an expression of interest form, available enquiries, please call 1-877-275-8830, or email community.engagement@ahs.ca. Deadline for submission­s is June 15. Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsibl­e for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainabl­e for all Albertans.

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